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10 Tell Tale Signs Of Dementia

10 Tell Tale Signs Of Dementia

Published at 11:30am 5th September 2017.

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September is World Alzheimer's Month. 

World Alzheimer's Month

Alzheimer's is a type of dementia and is a worldwide problem, a problem which is only going to get worse over time. 

  • Someone develops Dementia every three seconds. 
  • There are currently 50 million people living with Dementia worldwide.
  • And this number is set to treble by 2050. 

Home Instead who provides home care for people living in the Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk area wants to help break down the stigma surrounding Alzheimer;s and other forms for dementia by talking about it. 

10 signs of dementia to look for 

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure.
  4.  Confusion with time and place. 
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. 
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. 
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. 
  8. Decreased or poor judgement.
  9. Withdrawal from work or social interaction. 
  10. Changes in mood and personality. 

You can find out more about this list by listening to the audio below, or by clicking here

5 ways to reduce your risk

  1. Look after your heart
  2. Be physically active
  3. Follow a healthy diet
  4. Challenge your brain
  5. Enjoy your social activities

You can find out more about how Home Instead could help you or a loved one here

Beth Parsons talked to Andrew and Sheena Van Parys from Home Instead on the Stray FM's Health and Wellbeing Show